and Merit Awards

It is possible
to follow your dreams
with integrity, courtesy, equity, and humanity.

Each year, the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts grants scholarships and merit awards to individuals who qualify for post secondary education and desire to pursue an education or a career in the performing arts. The Foundation continues its long tradition of recognition programs for excellence including a history of national and regional competitions, many culminating in Scholarship Concert performances before judges and live audiences.

2020 Iowa Merit Awards for Dramatic Performance

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Donna Reed Foundation is re-opening the Merit Awards competition for the school year of 2020.  The new submission deadline for all application materials is now due November 30, 2020 for all students.  Full submission details are available in the application forms below (select a preferred format) :

The Donna Reed Foundation


Donna Reed Foundation  

1305 Broadway
Denison, Iowa 51442  USA


PHONE: 712-263-3334

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